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Assad Warns of Western-Backed Extremism

Armenian President expressed thanks to Syria for protecting its citizens
Assad Warns of Western-Backed Extremism


President Bashar Assad has warned of the dangers of terrorism and extremism backed by the West and some countries in the region.


President Assad cautioned, during a meeting Thursday with an Armenian parliamentary delegation, that this extremist ideology poses a threat of fragmenting the region that has been historically characterized by cultural and social diversity.


The delegation, headed by MP Samvel Farmanyan, conveyed to President Assad a message from President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia in which the latter expressed on his and his people's behalf  condemnation of terrorist groups attacks backed by Turkey against  Kassab city in Latakia countryside.


The Armenian President expressed in his message thanks to Syria for the efforts it is exerting to protect all its citizens.


President Assad voiced during the meeting his appreciation of the objective position of President Sargsyan that is supportive of Syria’s stability, highlighting the role parliamentarians could play in revealing threats of terrorism and extremism at international forums and unifying efforts to face these threats.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer


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